Barbara Lawton, president of the Wisconsin Arts Board and former Lieutenant Governor, says the Wormfarm’s Roadside Culture Stands are:
“The quintessential example of how a work of art can work to promote sustainable agriculture, good health, cultural tourism and animate a regional economy, all at once. This is one of the most novel and exciting grants the Wisconsin Arts Board has made in my tenure.”
Wormfarm’s Roadside Culture Stands integrate culture and agriculture. These mobile farm stands are designed and built by artists through a competitive process, and used to display and sell fresh local produce as well as the work of local artists.
Roadside Culture Stands are located in rural and urban settings. The rural stands reinforce the message ‘Eat the View’ – if you want to preserve working rural landscapes, eat from the food chain that created them.
The urban stands are located within inner city neighborhoods – with little or no access to fresh, healthy food, but often served by plenty of processed food or fast food restaurants.
This project funded in part through a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board.